Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 10,366
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $310.74 (8/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 D $5 MS obverse 1859 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With just 10,366 pieces struck, the 1859-D has the second lowest mintage figure of any Dahlonega half eagle. This is a fairly scarce coin in all grades and it is usually found in Extremely Fine. There are an estimated 28-32 examples believed extant today in AU and another seven to eight in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1859 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1250 1450 1775 2200 2900 2900 4000 4375 5500 6900 11750 13250 25000 39000 - - - - - - -
$ 3100 4300 4750 6000 7450 12750 15000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3900


Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1139 $2,645.00
7/14/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1909, 1909/Lot# 1870 $3,300.00
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8639 $32,200.00
8/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 1869 $4,887.50
10/22/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8837 $3,450.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6911 $2,530.00
6/1/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4644 $2,185.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7545 $2,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 D $5 MS
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Base16091730192820872302280730093406415145525066536759227317847213126184332633638248111
164917961981215824702874314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248110
000000314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248100
000000327339024418489452665737685280871157416664237013427738248100
1859 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 16664
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5066
Owner: leeper
 
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